Holy Island
One-day small-group workshop

Cost: £75 per person
Time: 10.00 – 16.30
Max. group size: 4 participants

Holy Island, or the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to give it its full title, is a small island off the north Northumberland coast. The island is connected to the mainland by a causeway, which is accessible only at low tide.

Holy Island is rich in history, being a seat of Christianity dating back to the 7th century, and this history provides much material for the photographer.

The island can’t be beaten as a location for a day’s photography. This popular photography workshop will visit a number of sites across the island, including the harbour area with its photogenic upturned boats, the area around the magnificent Priory and, of course, Lindisfarne Castle – perched on its distinctive rocky outcrop.

The workshop is timed to take place when the causeway is closed to traffic. Holy Island is at its most serene when the causeway is closed as there are generally fewer tourists around. There is also more scope for shooting water in the harbour, as well as lapping around the iconic staithes below Lindisfarne Castle.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to take part in this workshop or if you’d just like more information about this or any other workshop.


This workshop is suitable for photographers at any level, beginners and more advanced photographers alike. The small group size ensures that I’ll has plenty of time to devote individually to each participant.

Bring with you the equipment you already own. A tripod will be useful, but don’t worry if you don’t have one: it is not essential and I should be able to lend you one for the day. Some walking over uneven ground may be involved, so a reasonable degree of fitness will be needed, along with sturdy footwear.